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Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within Coffs Harbour City, the workforce has a similar proportion of Managers and Professionals compared to New South Wales.

Occupation is a key component for evaluating the socio-economic status of the local workers and the skills required to work in each industry sector.

The occupations of the local workers in Coffs Harbour City will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in Coffs Harbour City;
  • The age of the workforce;
  • The skill and qualification level required to enter an industry; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the population.

For a complete local workers analysis for Coffs Harbour City, view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Educational qualifications and Income.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Coffs Harbour City in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

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Local workers occupations
Coffs Harbour City - All industries20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Managers3,39911.813.53,28712.113.3+112
Professionals5,55419.223.65,08118.622.7+473
Technicians and Trades Workers3,51512.212.73,51312.913.2+2
Community and Personal Service Workers3,72712.910.43,33612.29.5+391
Clerical and Administrative Workers4,01713.913.84,09115.015.0-74
Sales Workers3,29011.49.23,30812.19.3-18
Machinery Operators And Drivers1,4715.16.11,4105.26.4+61
Labourers3,43611.98.82,85410.58.7+582
Inadequately described or not stated4771.71.83911.41.8+86

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local workers occupations, 2016
Local workers occupations, 2016 Managers, New South Wales: 13.5% Professionals, New South Wales: 23.6% Technicians and Trades Workers, New South Wales: 12.7% Community and Personal Service Workers, New South Wales: 10.4% Clerical and Administrative Workers, New South Wales: 13.8% Sales Workers, New South Wales: 9.2% Machinery Operators And Drivers, New South Wales: 6.1% Labourers, New South Wales: 8.8% Inadequately described or not stated, New South Wales: 1.8% Managers, Coffs Harbour City: 11.8% Professionals, Coffs Harbour City: 19.2% Technicians and Trades Workers, Coffs Harbour City: 12.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, Coffs Harbour City: 12.9% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Coffs Harbour City: 13.9% Sales Workers, Coffs Harbour City: 11.4% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Coffs Harbour City: 5.1% Labourers, Coffs Harbour City: 11.9% Inadequately described or not stated, Coffs Harbour City: 1.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016 Managers, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: +112 Professionals, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: +473 Technicians and Trades Workers, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: +2 Community and Personal Service Workers, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: +391 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: -74 Sales Workers, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: -18 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: +61 Labourers, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: +582 Inadequately described or not stated, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: +86
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the workforce in Coffs Harbour City in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (5,554 local workers or 19.2%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (4,017 local workers or 13.9%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (3,727 local workers or 12.9%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 13,298 people in total or 46.0% of the local workers .

In comparison, New South Wales employed 23.6% as Professionals; 13.8% as Clerical and Administrative Workers; and 10.4% as Community and Personal Service Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in Coffs Harbour City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (11.9% compared to 8.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (12.9% compared to 10.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Sales Workers (11.4% compared to 9.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (19.2% compared to 23.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the in Coffs Harbour City workforce between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Labourers (+582 local workers)
  • Professionals (+473 local workers)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+391 local workers)
  • Managers (+112 local workers)

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